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Item #74233 Tenenda non Tollenda, or the Necessity of Preserving Tenures in. Fabian Philipps.
Tenenda non Tollenda, or the Necessity of Preserving Tenures in

Tenenda non Tollenda, or the Necessity of Preserving Tenures in

Fear of a Standing Army Philipps, Fabian [1601-1690]. Tenenda non Tollenda, Or the Necessity of Preserving Tenures in Capite and by Knight-Service, Which According to Their First Institution Were, and are Yet, a Great Part of the Salus Populi, and the Safety and Defense of the King, as Well as of His People. Together with a Prospect of the Very Many Mischiefs and Inconveniences, Which by the Taking Away or Altering of Those Tenures, Will Inevitably Happen to the King and His Kingdomes. London: Printed by Thomas Leach, 1660. [xiv], 276 pp. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Recent period-style sprinkled calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece, gilt-edged raised bands and gilt author name and publication date to spine, endpapers renewed. Title printed within typographical border. Moderate toning to text, finger smudges to a few leaves, errata leaf partially detached but secure. A handsome copy. $750. * Only edition. An important book according to Holdsworth, Tenenda non Tollenda was written to protest the recent abolition of military tenures, a system through which the crown granted lands in exchange for military services, either personal or through the provision of troops. He feared this would eventually lead to the creation of a standing army, a potential tool of royal oppression. On a broader level the abolition of military tenure eliminated a legal bond that balanced the interests of the monarchy and large landholders. A thoroughly argued thesis, it is supported by 72 points. Holdsworth, A History of English Law VI:610. English Short-Title Catalogue R16070.

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